The Dalles, OR


Highest Appreciating The Dalles Neighborhoods Since 2000

The Dalles, OR Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

The Dalles Housing Market Information

With 15,340 people, 5,929 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $205,620, The Dalles real estate prices are well above average cost compared to national prices.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in The Dalles, accounting for 63.84% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in The Dalles include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 12.21%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 11.24%), and a few mobile homes or trailers ( 9.77%).

The most prevalent building size and type in The Dalles are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 59.09% owning and 40.91% renting.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. The Dalles's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 37.11% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in The Dalles include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 35.67%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 18.61%). There's also some housing in The Dalles built between 2000 and later ( 8.61%).

The Dalles Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in The Dalles's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.41% during the period.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, The Dalles's appreciation rate, at 5.47%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, The Dalles's appreciation rate has been 0.46%, which annualizes to a rate of 1.84%.

Relative to Oregon, our data show that The Dalles's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 80% of the other cities and towns in Oregon.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within The Dalles differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in The Dalles - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best The Dalles real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,163,000 0.3
$872,001 - $1,163,000 0.1
$581,001 - $872,000 1.2
$465,001 - $581,000 3.3
$349,001 - $465,000 6.7
$232,001 - $349,000 23.2
$116,001 - $232,000 48.9
$58,001 - $116,000 10.6
$0 - $58,000 5.8

Low for OR
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
30.9094105238486 77.7777777777778

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

The Dalles Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
64.14% 2.91% 4 8
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$937 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 59.09
Renters 40.91
Vacant 7.04

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 8.6
1970 - 1999 35.7
1940 - 1969 37.1
1939 or Older 18.6

Types of Homes

Single-Family 63.8
Townhomes 2.7
Small Apt. Buildings 11.2
Apt. Complexes 12.2
Mobile Homes 9.8
Other 0.2

Home Size

No Bedroom 3.83
1 Bedroom 10.05
2 Bedrooms 31.61
3 Bedrooms 36.14
4 Bedrooms 15.66
5 or more bedrooms 2.71